The Cape Cod Times published a very thorough schedule of Veterans’ Day Events. We wanted to share it with our readers as we say “Thank You” to those who have and those who are currently serving.
Barnstable: A Day of Remembrance and Healing service, 9 a.m. Wednesday, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 3055 Main St. (Route 6A), featuring patriotic music and special readings.
Brewster: Veterans Day lunch and pinning ceremony, noon Wednesday, EPOCH Assisted Living at Brewster Place, 855 Harwich Road. Open to the community. For more information or to RSVP, call the reception desk at 508-896-3252.
Chatham: Ceremony, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Veterans Circle (or the community center if raining). Participants will gather at 10:30 a.m. at Veterans Field parking lot next to the Community Center. The procession will leave at 10:55 a.m. and head down Main Street. Members of the Chatham VFW and American Legion, the Men’s and Ladies Auxiliary to the Chatham VFW, the Chatham Coast Guard, the Coast Guard Auxiliary, clergy and representatives of the town will take part.The ceremony will last about 30 minutes and include guest speaker Ted Miller, local Scouts leading the Pledge of Allegiance, Laura Barabe singing the national anthem, Emily VanRyswood playing taps and Sarah Marchio on bagpipes.
Dennis: Field of Honor and Healing, a sea of flags that will be on display dawn to dusk through Wednesday at Johnny Kelley Park, corner of Old Bass River and Bob Crowell roads, South Dennis. Presented by the AmVets Post 333 Cape Cod and Dennis Chamber of Commerce. Hundreds of 3-by-5-foot American flags purchased in honor of veterans and military members, in addition to first responders and everyday heroes in the community. Each flag is tagged with the name of the person being honored.
Eastham: Veterans Day program, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Eastham Methodist Church, 3200 Route 6, featuring music, a celebration of veterans and a guest speaker.
Falmouth: Veterans Day ceremony, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Falmouth Public Library, 300 Main St. Capt. Richard J. Schultz, deputy commander of the U.S. Coast Guard, Southeastern Sector of New England, will be keynote speaker. U.S. Rep. William Keating, D-Mass., will present the Silver Star to a local veteran. Honor and color guards from the police and fire departments, the Falmouth High School Chorus, Greater Falmouth Community Chorus and the Brian Boru Pipe Band will take part. Refreshments will follow at the Falmouth Elks Lodge, 140 Palmer Ave.
Harwich: Veterans Day ceremony, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Island Pond Cemetery, 273 Queen Anne Road. Wil Remillard, veterans service officer for the Outer Cape, will be guest speaker. Local Scouts will lead the Pledge of Allegiance and taps will be played.
Hyannis: Parade, 10 a.m. Wednesday, town hall to the Village Green with ceremony to follow. The parade will form in the Barnstable Town Hall parking lot at 9:30 a.m. and step off at 10 a.m. It will proceed east on South Street to Old Colony Boulevard, head north to Main Street, then turn west up Main Street to the Village Green.
The program will include the placement of wreaths at monuments and will begin at the bandstand immediately after the parade. Glen Beasley, a Vietnam veteran who received three Purple Hearts and is former executive director of the Cape & Islands Chapter of the American Red Cross, will be the featured speaker.
Mashpee: Participants in the Veterans Day ceremony will gather at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Mashpee Archives Building parking lot, Great Neck Road North. A parade at 10 a.m. will proceed to Monument Circle in the Veterans Garden at Mashpee Community Park. A color guard and local Scout troops will take part. Speakers will include VFW Auxiliary President Cheri Peters, VFW 5489 Cmdr. Rebecca Silva and Selectman Carol Sherman.
Orleans: A ceremony with speakers and music, sponsored by the town Veterans and Memorial Day Committee, will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Route 28 and Main Street, in front of Orleans United Methodist Church.
Provincetown: Ceremony for seagoing veterans, 10 a.m. Wednesday at MacMillan Pier, where a wreath will be cast upon sea. Ceremony will continue at 11 a.m. at Veterans Honor Wall by Provincetown Town Hall. Both ceremonies will include Provincetown police honor guard doing a ceremonial volley and the playing of taps. John Hacker, station chief of Coast Guard Station Provincetown, will be guest speaker.
Sandwich: A dedication ceremony for a plaque honoring town residents who served in the Civil War will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Town Hall meeting room.
Truro: A program honoring local veterans will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Council on Aging, 7 Standish Way, and feature an exhibit of photographs and memorabilia collected from people with ties to Truro who served in the military.
Article from Cape Cod Times : Posted Nov. 9, 2015 at 2:00 AM
Updated Nov 9, 2015 at 6:42 AM